From VR Medicine News–A new study aimed to create a training simulator for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) using the Oculus™ Gear-VR. To test the simulator, 11 instructors led 18 students in decision making during trauma life support. The group led by instructors performed significantly better, with less fatal errors and incorrect decisions. The participants found the simulation an enjoyable and cost effective means of learning ATLS skills. “We believe that virtual-reality technology is a viable platform for medical-simulation into the future,” the authors conclude.
Harrington CM, Kavanagh DO, Quinlan JF, et al. Development and evaluation of a trauma decision-making simulator in Oculus virtual reality. Am J Surg. 2017.